Products /Fuchs Lubritech

Moderne Schmierflüssigkeiten decken heute ein extrem breites Leistungsspektrum ab. Sie sind das „Lebenselixier“ für jede Maschine. Während früher meist Mineralöle verwendet wurden, kommen heute in High-Tech-Anwendungen nahezu ausschließlich vollsynthetische Schmierflüssigkeiten zum Einsatz. Neue Produktions- und Fertigungsverfahren, höhere Auslastung von Maschinen und reduzierte zeitliche und personelle Ressourcen in Wartung und Instandhaltung haben die Entwicklung immer leistungsfähigerer Schmierstoffe erforderlich gemacht.

Das umfangreiche Schmierflüssigkeiten-Programm von FUCHS LUBRITECH bietet dem Anwender in den verschiedensten Einsatzbereichen breite Auswahlmöglichkeiten für den Einsatz bei der Lebensdauer- und Verlustschmierung. Neben den klassischen mineralölbasischen Fluids finden sich hier auch die unterschiedlichsten synthetischen Schmierflüssigkeiten, wie etwa für Hoch- oder Tieftemperaturanwendungen, für den Einsatz in der Lebensmittelindustrie oder für umweltsensible Bereiche, in denen ausschließlich umweltgerechte Schmierstoffe eingesetzt werden können.

The production of food grade lubricants has been one of the core competencies of FUCHS LUBRITECH GmbH for decades.After adding the new CASSIDA product portfolion to our production programme, we now offer what apears to be the most comprehensive range of lubricants for all application domains in the food and beverage industries as well as related fields of appllcation.FUCHS LUBRITECH, headquartered in Kaiserslautern(Germany), is an idependent unit with rots in FUCHS PETROLUB AG, the largest independent manufacturer of lubricants worldwide.

The FUCHS WINDPOWER DIVISION offers a broad product portfolio of special lubricants for all wind power applications. Many approvals of turbine, gearbox and bearing manufacturers as well as suppliers of filtering systems prove the high performance and quality of our products.

NOWADAYS IN MANY TECHNICAL AREAS, biologically degradable lubricants make an important contribution by providing the best possible method of dealing with friction points while at the same time providing the greatest possible degree of protection to the environment.
The purposeful use of a traditional lubricant already benefits the environment by lessening friction, reducing noise and wear and saving energy. If, however, one introduces efficient, environmentally harmless lubricants, there is also a visible reduction in the adverse effects upon water, air and soil. Some statistics on the subject: the global consumption of lubricants amounts to about 37 million tonnes, of which about 1.2 million are in Germany alone.

The proportion of pure loss lubricants amounts to circa 40,000 tonnes. As far as the diverse, environmentally sensitive lubrication points on switches, rails and wheel flanges are concerned, estimates for the total requirement in Germany start from well over a thousand tonnes per year. However, it is decisive for the use of environmentally harmless lubricants that they must be at least of the same quality than conventionally based lubricants, so that the benefit of biodegradability is not achieved at the expense of technical performance. In this case a higher dose would have to compensate, which would again not be beneficial for the environment.

Environmentally harmless lubricants from FUCHS LUBRITECH are therefore not compromises, but are trimmed to optimal performance right from the very beginning. Good biodegradability is an additional plus. For more than three decades FUCHS LUBRITECH has devoted itself to the development of biodegradable lubricants. From early on fully synthetic base oils, which from the point of view of efficiency are clearly superior to the native products, took centre stage in this. For it is precisely in such highly sensitive applications such as the lubrication of rails and switches that the technical efficiency must not lag behind the environmental compatibility. The result of ambitious development work: an elaborate programme of special lubricants for all areas of wheel-rail contact. Included in this are universally applicable wheel flange lubricants as well as lubricants for the rail flanks, designed for use with special application techniques, or longterm lubricants for effective switch lubrication.

But the development continues. In this one thing is certain every time: working closely with international customers the specialists at FUCHS LUBRITECH will in future continue to bring high tech lubricants to the rails.